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March 14, 2013 7:13:19 PM

Hey,

I am building myself a new gaming rig with a budget of around ~ $1200 (U.S). Here is the build I am considering. Any thoughts, suggestions and inputs would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JLx9
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JLx9/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JLx9/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($61.26 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Already Own
Video Card: Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7970 OC Video Card (1000Mhz Core Clock) ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Xigmatek MIDGARD II (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.96 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor ($134.99 @ Amazon)
OS: Windows 8 Pro Full with Windows Media Center - Already Own
Mouse: CM Storm Spawn - Own
Gaming Keypad: Razer Nostromo - Own
Keyboard - Any generic KB I can find :) 

Total: $1163.14
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-14 22:01 EDT-0400)

EDIT: I play FPS & RPG

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March 14, 2013 7:18:46 PM

Looks perfect. I wouldn't change a thing.
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March 14, 2013 7:22:01 PM

Everything looks realll good for the most part:

1. The power supply
2 .Caviar greens shouldn't be used for the operating system
3. Heatsink

Personally I think you should get a better power supply, but I think your fine with that one.
The green drives are meant for storage, not running an operating system; a 120GB SSD would be a good choice.
I think the Hyper 212 is fine unless you want to go beyond 4.0ghz.
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March 14, 2013 7:22:25 PM

I'd change the crappy Asrock to an Asus motherboard and the ram, and add an SSD to the build say 120GB
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March 14, 2013 7:23:30 PM

Cool. Just a couple of things bothering me:

1.) Corsair CX750 is $10 cheaper than TX650

2.) Sapphire Radeon 7970 OC with Boost is $10 more than the Gigabyte Model.

Should I change any of these two or leave the build as is?

I wont be Overclocking. I cannot afford an SSD @ the moment though .....
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March 14, 2013 7:30:41 PM

n3cw4rr10r said:
Cool. Just a couple of things bothering me:

1.) Corsair CX750 is $10 cheaper than TX650

2.) Sapphire Radeon 7970 OC with Boost is $10 more than the Gigabyte Model.

Should I change any of these two or leave the build as is?

I wont be Overclocking. I cannot afford an SSD @ the moment though .....



I'd say go for the sapphire one.

Here is a power supply made by Seasonic on sale around the price of the one you selected now: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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